Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), a global pro bono partnership project of ACC and the Pro Bono Institute, is dedicated to supporting the pro bono efforts of ACC chapters.  Having worked with many ACC chapters over the years, CPBO is familiar with the common challenges to engaging chapter members in pro bono and can assist with solutions.

CPBO recently compiled a package of resources that includes:

  • best practice profiles of six ACC chapters
  • guidance on highlighting pro bono on ACC chapter websites
  • sample documents
  • pro bono guides
  • articles about replicable pro bono efforts

In addition, CPBO provides free consulting services for individual ACC chapter administrators and pro bono leaders and offers the Clinic in a Box® programs. To read more about CPBO's offerings, see the dedicated webpage for ACC Chapters.

Please contact Eve Runyon, Director, Corporate Pro Bono, at erunyon@probonoinst.org if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to talk.

Pro Bono Opportunities in SE Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton and Berks Counties) 

Philadelphia VIP, Pro Bono Legal Services and LawWorks, a Project of VIP (P)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Education, Family & Juvenile, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Taxes, Probate, Real Estate, Special Education and School Discipline, and Tort Defense
  • Contact: lawworks@phillyvip.org, 215-523-9550

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Employment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Breaches of Confidentiality, Discrimination Claims, Insurance, Landlord/Tenant, Real Estate, Torts
  • Projects for: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Ronda Goldfein, goldfein@aidslawpa.org, 215-587-9377

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Criminal Appeals, Disability, Immigration & Naturalization, Prisoners, Death Penalty, Cyber Liberties; Free Speech; Patriot Act; Privacy; Racial Justice; Religious Liberty; Reproductive Freedom; Security & Civil Liberties; Student & Youth Rights; Voting Issues
  • Contact: info@aclupa.org  

Chester County Bar Association - Access to Justice Program (C)

  • Area of law: Simple Wills; Power of Attorney; Living Wills; Bankruptcy; Landlord-Tenant; Elder Law; Custody and Visitation; No Asset Divorce
  • Contact: 610-692-1889  (*no email address*)

Community Impact Legal Services (M,C,D,B)

  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Housing, Bankruptcy
  • Contact: info@cilspa.org , 610-380-7111 Community

Justice Project (M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing,Childcare, Transportation, Welfare
  • Contact: Larry Norton, lnorton@palegalaid.net, 717-236-9486

Community Legal Services, Inc. (P)

  • Area of law: Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Utilities, Bankruptcy, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Welfare
  • Contact: info@clsphila.org, 215-981-3700

Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (P)

  • Area of law: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Contact: Mary Anne Lucey, malluce@gmail.com, 215-523-9511

Disabilities Rights Network of Pennsylvania (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Disability, disability discrimination law including employment, housing, post-secondary education, access to community services, health care, architectural barriers, abuse and neglect, and rights of persons in institutions
  • Contact: drnpa-phila@drnpa.org, 215-238-8070

Education Law Center - Pennsylvania (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Education
  • Contact: elc@elc-pa.org, 215-238-6970

Education Law Center - Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Office) (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Education
  • Contact: Shari Mamas, smamas@elc-pa.org, 412-391-5225; x2122

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Equality Advocates offers assistance on over 30 distinct issues including: child custody; support and visitation; second-parent adoptions; and the and the need for legal documents, such as wills powers of attorney, as well as employment discrimination.
  • Contact: Stacey Sobel, lzeitlin@equality.org or info@equalitypa.org, 215-731-1447, x10

Friends of Farmworkers (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Housing, Public Benefits,Discrimination, Work Conditions, Wage Payment, Workers' Rights, Work Place Safety, Employment and Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Social Security, Disability and Benefits Law, Immigration Law, Workers Compensation
  • Contact: Karen Detamore, kdetamore@friendsfw.org, 215-733-0878 or 800-729-1607

HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia (P)

  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
  • Contact: Judith Bernstein-Baker, hiasphl@hiaspa.org, 215-832-0900

Homeless Advocacy Project (P)

  • Area of law: Health, Homeless, Housing, Public Benefits, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Support, Visitation, Divorce, Records, Trusts & Estates
  • Contact: Marsha Cohen, marsha@philalegal.org, 215-523-9595

Juvenile Law Center (P)

  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile Projects for: Law Students
  • Contact: Laval Miller-Wilson, lwilson@jlc.org, 215-625-0551

Lawyering Together: Villanova University School of Law's Pro Bono Project (P,M)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Family & Juvenile, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Personal Injury Projects for: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Elizabeth Dunn, dunn@law.villanova.edu, 610-519-7228

Legal Clinic for the Disabled (P,M,C,D,B)

  • Area of law: Disability
  • Contact: Linda Peyton, lpeyton@mageerehab.org, 215-587-3350 (or x3352, TTY)

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (M,C,D,B)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence, Government Benefits, Landlord/Tenant
  • Contact:  (*no email address*)

MidPenn Legal Services - Reading Office (Br)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Benjamin Hooper, bhooper@midpenn.org, 610-376-8656

Military Assistance Program - Philadelphia Bar Association (P)

  • Area of law: Veterans Projects for: Lawyers, Senior Lawyers
  • Contact: Charles Klitsch, iris@philabar.org, 215-238-6388

Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP) (M)

  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile Projects for: Non-litigation Projects, Lawyers
  • Contact: Mary Pugh, marypugh@mcapkids.org, 610-279-1219

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Contact: 215-351-0010  (*no email address*)

Nationalities Service Center (P,M,C,D,B)

  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization; all areas of immigration law except employment-based applications, with an emphasis on family immigration, asylum, deportation defense and domestic violence cases.
  • Contact: Dennis Mulligan, dmulligan@nationalitiesservice.org, 215-893-8400, x132

North Penn Legal Services - Bethlehem Office (L,N)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Suzanne Moschini, smoschini@northpennlegal.org, 610-317-8757

North Philadelphia Christian Legal Aid Program (P)

  • Area of law:  General -- serves clients of the Ayuda Community Center in N. Philly Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Pete Hileman, phileman@dhdlaw.com, 215-348-2088

Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (C)

  • Area of law: Employment, Farmworker Issues, Income Tax preparation
  • Contact: Mary Ellen Beaver, iris@philalegal.org or info@philalegal.org, 570-799-5632

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization, Defenses from Removal/Deportation, with an emphasis on asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Projects for: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Angela Edris-Eveler, aeveler@pirclaw.org or info@pirclaw.org, 717-600-8099, x202

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Prisoners
  • Contact: Terry Maguire, tmaguire@pailp.org, 215-925-2966

Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Energy and Utility Matters
  • Contact: Harry Geller, hgellerpulp@palegalaid.net, 717-232-2719

Philadelphia Christian Legal Aid Program (P)

  • Area of law:  General -- serves the needs of clients of the Salvation Army West Philadelphia facility and other Salvation Army stations throughout the Delaware Valley Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Dennis Abrams, dennis@lowabram.com, 610-667-7511

Philadelphia LawWorks (P)

  • Area of law: Community Development, Housing Projects for: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Stefanie Fleischer Seldin, sfseldin@phillyvip.org, 215-523-9550

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (P)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Public Benefits, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy
  • Contact: Anita Santos, info@philalegal.org, 215-981-3800

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), a program of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (P,M,C,D,B, L, Br)

  • Area of law: Arts, arts-related transactional and litigation issues affecting artists and arts and cultural organizations, including arts and entertainment law, intellectual property, contract review and drafting, landlord/tenant and real estate law, tax law, and other areas Projects for: Lawyers
  • Contact: Miriam DeChant, Esq., mdechant@artsandbuisnessphila.org or info@artsandbusinessphila.org, 215-790-3836

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent (P)

  • Area of law: General Projects for: Lawyers
  • Contact: Sara Woods, swoods@phillyvip.org, 215-523-9550

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (P)

  • Area of law: Disability, Education, Employment, Housing, Additional need for partners in systemic litigation, research in areas of civil rights, Medicaid, IDEA; corporate and tax advice to organizations on an as-needed basis; factual research. Projects for: Lawyers
  • Contact: Jennifer Clarke, jclarke@pilcop.org, 215-627-7100

Senior Law Center (P)

  • Area of law: Housing, Elder Law, Consumer Protection, Advance & Estate Planning (simple wills, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, probate), Family Law (custody & support, primarily for grandparents & other elders raising children)
  • Contact: Karen Buck, kbuck@seniorlawcenter.org, 215-701-3201

Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight (SCRUB ) (P)

  • Area of law: Community Development, Representation of community groups and citizens in zoning cases filed in local, state and federal court Projects for: Lawyers
  • Contact: Mary Tracy, scrub@urbanlight.org, 215-731-1775

Support Center for Child Advocates (P)

  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Child abuse and neglect
  • Contact: Jodi Schatz, jodi@advokid.org, 215-925-1913, x162

The Center for Disability Law and Policy (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Disability, Employment Contact: John Smith, info@equalemployment.org The Pro Bono Project - Delaware County (D) Area of law: Non-emergency cases
  • Contact: Del. County Legal Assistance Ass'n, 610-874-8421 (*no email address*)

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (P,M,C,D,B,L,N,Br)

  • Area of law: Veterans Projects for: Lawyers
  • Contact: mail@vetsprobono.org, 202-628-8164 or 888-838-7727

Women Against Abuse Legal Center (P)

  • Area of law: Domestic Violence
  • Contact: Molly Callahan, mcallahane@womenagainstabuse.org, 215-686-7082

Women's Law Project (P)

  • Contact: Terry Fromson, tfromson@womenslawproject.org, 215-928-9801   

Pro Bono Opportunities in Delaware
(Kent, New Castle and Sussex Counties) 

Community Legal Aid Society (Dover) (K)

  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Disability, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Domestic Violence
  • Contact: clasincc@declasi.org, 302-674-8500

Community Legal Aid Society (Georgetown) (S)

  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Disability, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Domestic Violence
  • Contact: clasincc@declasi.org, 302-856-0038

Community Legal Aid Society (Wilmington) (NC)

  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Disability, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Domestic Violence
  • Contact: clasincc@declasi.org, 302-575-0660

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. (County coverage unclear)

  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Veterans
  • Contact: dvls@delanet.com, 302-478-8680

Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. (Wilmington) (NC)

  • Area of law: Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Taxes
  • Contact: feedback@lscd.com, 302-575-0408

Mission Legal Aid Clinic (Wilmington) (NC)

  • Area of law:  General -- serves the clients of the Sunday Breakfast Mission Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Lawyers
  • Contact: Tom Laymon, tlaymon@sundaybreakfastmission.org, 302-652-8314

Office Of The Child Advocate (County coverage unclear)

  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile
  • Contact: Anne Pedrick, anne.pedrick@state.de.us, 302-577-6830

Pro Bono Opportunities in South/Central New Jersey
(Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties) 

New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (County coverage unclear)

  • Area of law: Arts Projects for: Nonlitigation Projects, Mentors, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers
  • Contact: info@njvla.org

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services (O)

  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence, Wills, Trusts and Estates Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Non-litigation Projects, Mentors, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers
  • Contact: Susan Brown, sbrown@lsnj.org, 732-866-0020, x7212

Rutgers/LEAP Project - Rutgers University School Of Law  (County coverage unclear)

  • Contact: tsniad@camden.rutgers.edu, 856-225-6568

South Jersey Legal Services (A,B,C,CM,Cb,G,S)

  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Taxes, Veterans, Domestic Violence, Wills, Trusts and Estates Projects for: Paralegals, Law Students, Non-litigation Projects, Mentors, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers
  • Contact: Kate Myers, kmyers@lsnj.org, 856-451-0003, x475


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